December 12, 2016

War Of Words Between Manchin And Reid

Most neutral observers would agree that outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is “an absolute embarrassment” to the Senate. Yet for a fellow Democratic Senator to say that publicly is still striking. That’s exactly what happened in November though, when Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) unloaded on Reid over his Trump comments:

“West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin sharply criticized his own party leader on Friday evening, calling Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s reaction to Donald Trump’s election ‘an absolute embarrassment to the Senate as an institution, our Democratic party, and the nation.'”

Now Harry Reid has reignited that feud with Manchin by saying that the West Virginia Senator “loves the press”:

Reid added that “Joe Manchin obviously is running for a cabinet spot.” There is clearly no love lost between these two Democratic Senators, yet for their war of words to break out so publicly shows how dysfunctional the Democratic caucus has become under Harry Reid’s dreadful reign.